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 M.  ��������� n.a ,11^1.1  With which is incorporated "The Huntingdon Star"   . -  ' '       /''  ' ii������ir&fg$i!fz  ���������^������������������UML'-vL.  Vor, XVIII., No. 12.  ABBOTSFORD. B, C.   FRIDAY, AUG   8! 1919  ^���������'���������y^;'i-'. 'Q  $1.00 per Year  Atl.ention���������If you are wondering where you can get FREE  ADVICE on repairs, and only pay for actual work put in  your car, come and see us���������a trial will convince you. This  is the headquarters for Tourists, where our workmen.arc  good on any car. ,  CARS FOR HIRE  ONJiJ  UIJUK.YL WHO COULD  JSOT STANJJ JOHN'S IJJKk.' GUFF  jn  S. KRAVOSKI, Proprietor  Fanners' Phone-���������One short, one long, one short  B. C. Long Distance���������86. li) M^~~Residence,Phone  SUMAS COUNCIL  At the regular monthly meeting  of the Sumas municipal council, held  here on Saturday last, C. S. G. Yarwood of the municipality was appointed to act as assessor this year. Mr.  Yarwood is to make a complete,,new  assessment the necessary searches in  the Ind titles office and the work in  connection with the court of revision "in 1920. The amount of remuneration to be allowed for this work  will be decided upon later.  ��������� . One hundred dollars was appropriated for the work on the DeLair road  from Bannerman's west; $50 for repairs on the old Yale Road, 10 loads  of gravel for the Bowman connection  on the Marrah road; $25 for ditching  on the Clayburn-Straiton road; $50  for work on the Campbell road west;  ?5 0 for gravelling on tlys Hill road  from the McKay bridge north and  $2 0 for putting the Fook gravel pit  In shape.  In 1917 the municipality paid A.  Boley for putting 60 loads of gravel  in the Roscoe Ridge road. As this  work has not beaa done yet the  clerk was instructed to notify Mr.  Boley that it must be done at once.  Councillors Atkinson, Austin, De-  Lair and Lamson were named as delegates to attend the meeting of the  Good Roads League which is to be  held in Abbotsford this coming week  Road bylaw No. 167 gazetting the  Good Road, received its first and second reading. The indemnity bylaw  of 1919 was reconsidered and finally  passed.  The following communications  were received and dealt with on Saturday:  Tho Imperial Oil Company wrote  regarding an account for.oil, over  which there has "been a dispute for  some time. The matter was left in  the hands of the reeve for adjustment.  The forest branch of the provincial department of lands wrote notifying the council that after August  1st it was intended to enforce the  clause of the Act which made it necessary to secure a permit before the  starting of a fire. A number of  blank pormits together with instructions for issuing same accompanied  the letter. These were received and  filed. ( t  Evans, Coleman & Evans wrote,  acknowledging recepit of a quantity  of pipe which had been the cause of  considerable correspondence, and  stating that the account was now  closed.    Letter received and filed.  P. Byrne, Indian agent, New Westminster, wrote regarding the municipality's request for a right of way  for a road across the Kilgarde reserve. Mr. Byrne stated that the  plan submitted would have to be a-  mended in ,.sorae particulrs. This  will be done and the plan will be resubmitted.  The Clayburn company wrote that  business at the present time would  not permit of their assisting in opening the Kilgarde road, as asked  to do by the council, but that they  might be able to asist at some f.uturo  date.    Letter received and filed,  A bulky report of the convention  MATSQUI SCHOOL BOARD  The Matsqui School board ' adjourned their meetingf'last,.week with  the teaching staff yet incomplete.  Miss Lancaster was engaged for the  Bradner junior room and Miss McLean for the second room at Matsqui. Inspector Martin is . expected  co recommend a principal for the  Matsqui school and although a number of interested ratepayers from Mt  Lehman attended the meeting, no  definite action was taken.. by the'  board regarding the princiualship ot  the school.  The residents of Bradner petitioned the board for the establishment  of a superior school in their district  They pointed out that they had nine  children entering, on second year  work this fall and six others would  take the first year course. This in  their opinion .justified a superior  room at the Bradner public school.  The board took the suggestion favorably and will take up the matter  with the department.  Ninety jolly excursionists, packed in  onot special car, left Bradner for  English Bay on Thursday last. Organized by Supt* Redmond, this was  the annual outing of the Bradner  unday School. Straining      their  voices to drown the city's roar, they  were'earriod to the"Bay in their own  car. Diversified amusement's of bathing, seeing the zoo and the beauties  of the parke, or taking jitney rides  a*bout the city, occupied fully the  short intervals between meals and as  the rain did not come until the  youngsters were getting tired, they  returned home assured that it was a  perfect day.  There is o'no'honcst old Liberal  this   fair  dominion  of ours  that    a  *;reat many people in British Columbia, will ahvay^' have a great deal of  rospO'jr. for, specially after one day  this week. Thai, Libsral is I he chairman  of the Liberal'coni'eiifion iheld  at Ottawa this.- week. Whmi iiy spoKe  himseiriie gave, the convention a lot  of good honest-advice; but when tlic  hot air artist .from  B. C.  got up to  talk it got on.-ihe nerve* of the chair  man and a'few others, and the chairman   had   his   watch   ready,  quite   a  while  to   remind  Honest -John  that,  his twenty minutes was about up, but.  that   tribute, to   Laurier   had   to   be  go-: off his dies''.    It'looks as though  Oliver got mad at the reporters and  threw the water pitcher at them, but  it takes rrior'o. than water pitchers to  stop  reporters  from  writing.  Th.'.so  eastern reporters have lots of hair on  their head and' the pitcher bounced  hack without,."breaking-.        But what  a thoughtful chairman it was to cut  John short.    I :i.'L;i'���������g the watch oi t  was-, tantamount to asking the kh.u  old man to 'shut up' as the audience  were  very    tired.      The    chairman  could not have-",been more polite nor  more emphatic.  PER^'  ovPA'sri.i.,^  "It   Wednesday  li'-.'r mother at  APPLICATION FOR INCREASE  IN  EXPRESS RATES  The editor of the Rossland Miner  does not consign unsigned correspondence to the W. P. B.���������he simply  put s it in the stove. This is simply  carrying out the idea that "dead men  .tell no tales," which is a very fine  scheme. A wise man once said that  truth is mighty, butt hank goodness  some of it can be suppressed.���������Ex.  of the U. B. CM. was received from  Mr. McDiarmid solicitor for the U.  B. CM. The report was laid-over  for further consideration.  An invitation for delegates to attend the annual convention of Canadian municipalities, to be held in  Kingston, Ontario, on August 12, 13  and 14 was received and filed.  John Murphy waited on the council and asked if the arangement had  been made regarding the road allowance between himself and G .Cox.  Reeve Fooks reported having interviewed Mr. Cox and that no arrangement could be made as another party  on the road wanted the road opened.  The clerk was instructed to write the  three parties affected and invite  them to attend the next meeting of  the council in an effort to arrange  an amicable settlement of the matter.  The usual monthly accounts were  certified and ordered paid and the  council adjourned until 12 o'clock,  Saturday, Sept. 6.  The Board of Railway Commission  ers has issued its judgment on the  application of the Epxress Companies  fcr increase in rates. Inrceases are  allowed-, in the general merchandise  scale arid.vi the.special Scale "N"  but the companies' application in so.  far a3 commodity rate's are- concerned, is dismissed, subjeet to the right  of the companies should it be found  impossible to make ends meet, to renew the application.  In connection with their commodity rtes for less than 'carloads, the  companies aro permitted to cancel  their,wagon service of collection, but  shall still perform wagon service at  cartage points of destination. The  carload commodity ratees may bo exclusive of wagon ervice, but the  companies aro required to have such  comodities in carloads switch d to  the team tracks adjacent to. the passenger station at point of destination  conveniently for unloading and without additional charge to the consignee.  Two openings in transit for unload  ing shipments of fruit from British  Columbia points and from Ontario  points to prairie destinations, is provided-for; each opening to be subject  to an additional charge of $5.00.  In regard to the special complaint  of Prince Edward Island shippers a-  gain3t the proposed 25$ arbitrary for  the ferry service to and from the Island, the Board is of the opinion that  it should be struck out of the tariffs.  Fruit and vegetables move by express from the larger producing sections under commodity rates, but  where the Scale "N" rates apply a  slight increase will be effective. The  result of the increase in Scale "N"  will be to increase the cost per pound  by aproximately one-fifth of a cent  for the 50 mile distance, and for a  movement of 4 50 miles to increase  the cost of transportation two-fifths  of one cent per pound, as shown by  the   following   table:  Miles Old  GO  75  150  200  ;joo  000  400  450  At   the  rates apply on fruit and vegetable  shipments from points of production  in the provinces of Quebec, New  Brunswick, Neva-Scoti. and Prince  Edward Island.  Ottawa, Aug.  1,1919.  Mrs. Carl Miller i  evening on a visit lo  lilrskine, Sask.,  Miss Margaret Mulch ison returned  on Friday evening from a holiday  spent at Bellingham and Harrison.  Master Jaek'Alanson is visiting  with Mrs. B. D. Smith.  Tho banquet given to the Overseas  men, on Monday evening was a grand  success. ' Seventy-eight sat down to  supper, .winch was the best in. the  land,' but none too good for our  heroes. The evening was enjoyed by  all. Toasts' were given and replied  to' with that grace that shows that  the previous item, the supper was  most heartily enjoyed.- There was also some instrumental and vocal music. The evening- wound up with a  grand dance to the best of music..  Mrs. McPhee has, been visiting in  Vancouver and looks, much better of  her little outing.  Mr. and Mrs. Steffins and daughter  of Oowa motored to Chilliwack to  visit Mr. and Mrs. Jack Stifiins; all  have been staying with Mrs. Hannah  Fraser a few days.  Mrs. Patterson and children Visited  Mrs. Leary on Saturday.  Mrs. I-Iickmont has returned from  the east where she has been a imuu  her of months visiting among relations and friends.  The Misses Steede were White  Rock visitors last week end returning 'to Sumas on Tuesday and spent  the   night   with   Mrs.  "Winson.  Mrs. Tapp gave a party on Monday  evening in honor of her little daughter Gladys, who was celebrating her  .eleventh-birthday.      There wei'3 J 8  guests invited, and among these were  Miss Vera and Flossie Hunt of 'Abbotsford. Splendid refreshments  were served.  Mrs. J-Till, Sr., arrived on Wednesday to spend a while with her son  and family.  Mr. and Mrs. Hart and Geraldine  are at present visiting with Mrs.  Hart's mother in  Spokane. ( .  The Ladies' And will hebld their  next me eting at the home of Mrs.  John McCallum Wednesday afternoon,  August   13th.  Mr. Copeland from New Westminster was in town on Monday evening to attend the banquet.  Mr. Thomas has moved his family  to Mission City as his work is over  there'"'now. Both Mr. and Mrs.  Thomas will be missed.  The airplane that left Vancouver  ou -Saturday en route to- Calgary, .  hovered over our town for a considerable time, and-made a noise whfc'.i  attracted .everybody, then flew away  towards Huntingdon. All    motor  roads lead to Abbotsford and now we  are inclined to think that all air  roads lead in the same direction.  We are going up someday to see.  CHOSEN   LEADER  "William   Lyon     Mackenzie     King  was chosen  leader  of     the    Liberal  | Party at Ottawa yesterday, receiving  the Quebec vote over and above Mr.  Fielding.  hot  the  soft  O. H. C. instead of peddling  air now impresses upon, you  the transmagnielasticity o.f his  tires 'which he guarantees���������well  what would you like tires to be guaranteed for���������the acme of perfection.  Eh,  3030!  Increase  par  S."N"  New    100 lbs.  lb.  .40  .00            .20  0.3  .50  .75            ."5  0.25  .70  .1)0   ������       .20  0.2  .80  1.05            .25  0.25  100  ��������� 1.20        ���������  .20      L  0.2  1.00  1.35           ..'15  0.35  l.������0  1.50           .30  0.3  1.20  1.05           .45  0.45  1.40  1.S0           .40  0.40  present   time   Scale-  "N'  each  Considerable adoo is being made  over the purchase of a motor car in  Cranbrook by a lady. The records  of British Columbia will show that  thousands of ladies in this province  own cars, but their husbands use  them.���������Ex.    Eh!  Wc certainly have had a crowd but there  are lots of real good bargains yet  2   ONLY   Men's   Bannockburn   Tweed  Suits, sizes 38 and 40, worth $30 for $19.95  Gilr.s' School Aprons. Good quality print  covers the dress completely, ages 6 to 16,  Special .'. 09c  GET YOUR LAUNDRY SOAP NOW.  Prices are Going Up.  Sunlight 96 bars   Royal Crown 120 Bars   Golden West, 144 bars ..... ...      A CASE  Specials in Lamp Glasses, Lantern Globes  Coal Oil, tc., etc.  Complete Stock of Men's Stetson Hats-  FOR KC^E CAMMING  NO   RUEBKR  RiNO  W5r.G  MOUTH  EASSCSV   TO 3EAV  Canada Food Board Licence No. 8-19707  B.  C.   Phone,  4 Farmery   Phone  1907 v:*  PAGE TWO  TflE AJBBOTSFORD POST  '<A  r*n"~    i   1.  IFffE ABBOTSFORD POST  Published Every Friday  J. A. Bates, Editor and Proprietor  niilflltfrii --  ������E=  J. H.  Funeral Director  FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 1919  SK2T  ;������������������    .-, : u.vj. -��������� v*. ��������������� '-^amidw rewir-wrm  The Liberals have made their  choice ol* a lender, and many in the  west will consider it a choice unworthy of the great Liberal party.  Many people had thought that the  days of the Union government in  Canada was to come to a brief end  especially should it go to the country  but the Union government stands today with stronger backing than ever  because of the weakness of the great  Liberal party in making the choice as  leader of William Lyon Mackenzie  King. Had Fielding been chosen the  ��������� Liberal party would today commanded the, respect of all in Canada irrespective of party politics. There  are reasons for this statement.  We all know .the conditions at the  last election, and this district chose  a Liberal-Unionist as the result of a  principle. That principle was the  sending of soldiers to France to hclp-  thc Canadian soldiers there. Men  and women throughout Canada who  felt that Canada should support the  mother country and heed the cry of  our Canadian-''soldiers for help to  enable them to resist the common  enemy, banded themselves together,  irrespective, of previous party affiliations, and elected a government that  ���������would carry out.that idea. The returned soldier tells us now ar't'T th:  war is over, and on <his return to civil life, thai these men and vsomen  who elected the Union go/vr men!  did what the soldier expected o'  those who remained al  home.  'The Liberal party,lest many good  men that election who would have  come back had a leader been chosen  whom they could have placed theh J  trust in during a time of emergency J  That leader would have been Field  ing. Fielding's course during that \  day of trial was. that he believed ir  conscription, simply because :t answered the cry for help from men whe  had gone to a.foreign country to dc  their duty, and .we believe -Fileding  could have organized a party that  would have been able to look the returned soldier ,in the face,and com  maud his support and respect.  The true condition of the Liberal  party today is that during a time ol  great- emergency   it   faltered   in   itr  duty   to   Canadian   citizens   abroad  and has not seen the error of its \va)  even yet.     Many noble young Liberals fought in France and it  was not  a party cry  from  (he trench    it wat.  a national cry.    William  Lyon  Mackenzie King went down to defeat at  that election as an anti-conscription  ist and now heads the anti-cr.nscript-  ionists   of   Canada���������what  is   left   oi  the Liberal, party.      The-   party    is-  weakened   because' it  paused   in   it*  duty and the new leader has no record  behind  him. that would   induce  those good soldier Liberals to come  to'his support.  Besides he was placed there by  the whole hearted support of a. province that led Sir Wilfrid Laurier a-  stray during his old age. The province aims to rule Canada and King  came nearest to their ideals.  Then King can talk the two talk?.  What need is-there now for two languages in Canada: it should be Canada for Canadians and the Anglo-  Saxon tongue.      But so long as the  remark of that kind surely makes  ���������us. laugh. That old- saying "nothing but a sea. of mountains" Ihe utterance of'that old time'Liberal, is  still having its effect, and giving a  wrong impression of    our    province.  The size of British Columbia is  not to be overlooked, and neither is  the fertility of the soil, both are here  and tho fertility if the soil is just as  big as the province. A man would  have to grow wheat with a vim be  fore he would'be able to clear $1,500  to $2000 off an acre on the prairies,  but there are those who say this is  quite possible, even has happened, in  B. C. in the fruit industry. There  must then be something in the soil  and climate to speed on production.  As soon as the productiveness of  the soil of B. C. becomes more generally known there should be lots ol  settlers in B. C. We could accommodate at least 58,000 more farmers  in the Fraser Valley and almost J  guarantee they would make a success  of farming if they worked industriously. There are other valleys ii  13. C. nearly as .fertile.  '. AGENTy FOR: IffiADSTONES  ;Phone;CotineGtion. Mission City  1 J5^Bininlflmn.'g55pT|'" ������"' uii^^feii^iimiimiiimiiiaiiigrn'ati^ft).  WHE1  J���������Pains   in   right  side,   radiating  to  back, shoulders, under shoulder blade  and across hips. Avoid those through  the use of IFepatola     (tfo.oO    treatment).     Information   on   request.  Solo   Ma mi fact urors  MRS. GIOO. S. ALMAS  524 4th Avenue, North,  daskntooon  WAXTKI)���������T>nly Apples, IV:m\s,  Green Gage Plums, Kipe Tomatoes.  Sunnyside Fruit Farm,  Ilat/io,  P.. C.  I The, foolishness of bringing odt  high hats and Prince Albert coats to  fadd eclat toL the occasion is really  more .pitiful- than it ie 'ridiculous Tho  wise man from .'the east coining west  dresses as-near'as possible v\ the  western style, which- closely approaches the every-day eastern style  in the business world.-���������Kamloops  Standard-Sentinel.  The high haf and swallow-tailed  coat in B. C. always warns people  that the wearer, is ,somewhat of'a  fakir.  WHY KILL THE TREES?  Throughout the Fraser Valley    it  has-been the custom for a number  of persons  to  cut off  the  barberry  bark for only a part of the way up  'he barberry itree, and leave the rest  of the tree.where it stands..     This  kills the tree, and not only the rest  of the tree-bark is wasted, but the  tree dies, and so  ends  an indutsry,  in which there is considerable money.  1'ft has been suggested by a citizen of  |iMission City, after inquiry,    that    a  better.-,way would be to-cut the whole  tree down and take all the bark. It  s claimed that    another    tree    will  ?row up from the roots and through  time more -barberry bark can be taken-.  In this way a very important industry would be saved the province  for  all   time  to   come. And   this  might very well be a matter for our  Board of Trade to take up with the  proper authorities.-  A   PRACTICAL   FARMER  . Dr.' Tolmie -is a practical farmer  says the Victoria Times, who should  know, and an expert live stock man  ���������his reputation is not confined to this  province or this Dominion. H-e is  just a.B. well 'known to the foremost  agriculturists of the United States.  He has taken a leading role in- the  records have to be kept in two lang- Bdevelopment-of  the  industry   in  all  uages,   so   long, will -there   be   two J ^ phases ,amL a8 head-of the-De-  races in Canada,  the    one    seeking  to gain advantage-of the other. ���������  ���������There .are'a few other things that  could be said along this same lint  but it would only go t o show th������  weakness of the present Liberal par-,  ty as constituted today. Wonder i; J  some of those good old Grits of John  Brown's day are not blushing even  now.  Then this, same leader is a reciprocity man. Who, in British Columbia  would seek reciprocity to further his  conditions on the farm and the' Li-  bora) party" say that agriculture is  most important.  A great mistake has been made by  the Liberal party that condemns it  for all  time.  nartment; ��������� Canada. may- rest assured  that-, his'-politics- will be fashioned  upon a lifetime's devotion to the rural sciences.  SHOULD   START   AT   VICTORIA  "Astonished at the size and fertility of the country" 3ays Christopher  Turner who is travelling through  the overseas dominions In the interests of the Royal Colonial Institute.  He further says: "British Columbia I  is unqeustionably the province best  suited to British immigration, on account of its position, with a vast sea  coast, and because of its splendid  climate and agricultural advantages"  "It would be quite in order to  direct a stream of immigration here  in such proportions as to place at  least 50,000 men on the land and  such a course will be strongly recommended to the government. The  possibilities of the prairies are more  in my opinion, for the bigger men  who can go into wheat growing on  a big scale, but for small holdings  of agricultural lands I have soon no  place in Canada to compare with  British Columbia."  But what strikes us most is the  "size  and  fertility"  of  the soil.    A  The Good Roads- League are to  ���������hold-a series of meetings in -the Eraser Valley, coming ,as far east as  Abbotsford, this weok.- ��������� It is presumed that the. idea is to impress  oh the natives on the south side of  the;.Fraser. the importance of good  roads. The. purpose may also be to  get .members for the-' Good Roads  League; but. it is ;an assured fact  that all the residents of "the Fraser  Valley are fully imbued with the  importance of good roads, already  and have boen for some time.  If the League would camp on the  trail of Premier Oliver and'his minister of public works at Victoria or  wherever these two individuals may  be, and get them to loosen up it  would be doing a really good work.  This paper is sure that the Good  Roads League would be welcomed In  Mission City, as the people here are  all Interested in good roads���������better  'roads than we have now, and would  welcome any suggestions! and would  do much to assist in getting better  roads. One citizen said this morn-  >ing that if the Good Rotuis League  would come to Mission Ci'y ar.d hold  a meeting they would eves- remember  the. visit, the people wouldigive them  ���������such a  rousing  welcome/  Mr. J. W. Creighton of N<w Westminster was in the district tliis'-woek  ou government business.  Says a subscriber: "I called up a number the  other clay, and almost laughed when Central  queried a number quite different from that for  which L asked. When I had time to think a-  bout it, perhaps she was not to blame, for it  is probable that the number was given indist-  inctly."  This is a frank admission and gives rise to  the suggestion thai indistinctness may be the  cause of trouble more often than is thought.  BRITISH COLUMBIA TELEPHONE Co.  Limited  Developing   a   New 0C!over  Seed District  During the last throe years Mr.  Don H. Bark, Chief of the Irrigation  Investigation Division of the Department of Natural Resources of the  Canadian Pacifi'c Railway, has been  conducting  In the growing of clover seed in  Southern Alberta, and has met with  surprising success. Be'ore coming  to Alberta in 19.15, Mr. Bark was for  several years connected with various  irrigation ��������� enterprises' in Idaho, His  experienced eye noticed that the clover growing on lawns, ditch banks,  "and waste places in Alberta, from the  boundary line to as for n:o-rth as Edmonton, gave promise of good results. This promise was fully confirmed when he shelled hundreds of  heads that he gathered. They revealed a large quantity of seed of  unusually good quality.  The following year, therefore, -he  arranged Cor several plots- to be  planted on the various Demonstration Farms of the Canadian Pacific  Railway situated in the irrigation  block, east of Calgary,' Alberta. The  results of these experiments, which  have been continued ever since, have  been very satisfactory. Not only  have they proved that clover seed  can be grown successfully in Southern Alberta, but they have also  shown than the seo:l obtahiabfe is of  an exceedingly high quality, with the  yield well above the average.  One of the  largest   pkts   planted  during the first year was three and  a half acres, which werr planted toj  alsike clover at Tillcy,���������'Aibeita.   Thisi  area produced the following year 2,-|  G17 pounds of an excellent quality of j  machine run seed per acre; "an aver--!  age yieid of 748 pounds,'or approximately   'twelve   and   a half bushels,  per acre.     This seed could have been  sold   readily,   without   recleaning. -to'  dealers    at   twenty   cents a  pound,,  whidh would have given a gross revenue of .$149.00 per aero.     But such  wa3 the quality that arte'a thorough  recleaning, there   .rcn'.aliieri   slightly  over ten bushels per acre oF the high- j  est possible grade of ?.c<:4.     At this  spring's retail prices each acre pro-,  duced a gross revenue of upwards of i  $340.    ,,.���������������>.''.  At  the  same   place  ar.o'.hor   plot,!  comprising   almost. an   acre   and    a  half,   was   plav.ted   to    white   Dutch  clover  In 191G.      This  evep  had  not  looked very woll .thr'rv-g  son, the stand bavin;.: h  the growth rr.thor  indi"  total yield o? 205 pr v -  an excellent ki:id were  this area in 1!)17.    Tj-i; ;  wa3 142  pourd :   \i:r cs  tteed was v/o.'.h ;;t ;o::.U  (1) Alsike clover at Carseland, Alberta,  (2) Field of alsike clover at Tilley, Alberta.  pound, the returns secured wore very-  satisfactory, despite the poor stand  and indifferent growth of the clover.  Last year the yield from this plot  was somewhat better, 205 pounds of  seed of an equally good grj.de being  produced. Cn the ab:ve basis, this  represents a gross return of more  than $100 an acre.  The following example related by  Mr;, Bark shows the prolific nature of  clover under ccndltions in Southern  Alberta :  In the fall of 1917, a one-acre lawn  of ..Kentucky. Blue Grass and White  Clover at Cassils, a small station  west of Medicine Hat, on the main  line of the Canadian Pacific Railway,  appeared to contain enough ripe  clover heads so that it would pay to  harvest it. This accordingly was  dono.  and     the  area  threshed    105  pounds of  'hite  At  -out ih'.v f.-ea-  -,-;r thin ar.d  'r.Ynt. yc'.. a  ,.. rfc-H    of  from  y. c. d  Clover seed cf an  excellent grade and quality. This  lawn, therefore, produced over $50  worth of seed, though it was not  planted for seed production purposes.  .Mr. Bark has gradually extended  his experiment'; over a larger territory with equally favourable results.  Three and-a half ��������� acres planted to  alsike clover at Rosemary, north of  Brooks, Alberta, were harvested for  seed in 1918. and although the stand  was only fair, an average yield of  230 pounds oT s^ed per acre was produced. Complete record:; were ke.pt  oT the c:.r.t of, handling this area, and  at tilt? rat? of forty ecu hi per hour  per ina.n, r.:oi fiftr.cn cento pn hour  p-r horse,  worked out at ?C2.f;7, er  ' cured  ���������.-���������:.r.iye  The to!;  $17.73 per acr.  duced wao SG5 pound;;.  A:;, thin, twenty ecu1.?. .1 pr.'nd. ':;  cciiL- a JTlio nut pv.fit from tl'.c  .1 seed p;  diic'i  ro  il  therefore, amounted to $114,93,. or  $38.31 per acre, not a bad return for  one season from land that cost only  fifty dollars an acre, although the  crop was considered rather disappointing. )  But much better results we're secured with white clover on the same  farm.- Of this, three acres produced  ���������1,14-1 pounds ' of machine run seed,  which when thoroughly recleaned  weighed ,1,033 pounds. White clover ��������� s'ce:l is now being sold cn the  Calgary and Winnipeg markets at  sixty-five cents a pound. .The grower,  therefore, might reasonably expect  to 'receive fifty cents a pound for re-  cleaned seed in large quantities. On  this basis the gross return from, the  three acre plot would be no less than  $501.50. As in the case of the alsike  clover, (he. actual cost of handling  was carefully kept. It amounted to  $.110.20 cr $36.73 an acre. .It-will be  seen, therefore, that the actual net  profit from these three acres was  $391.30, or over $130 an acre. With  such re3iilts.it docs not take many  acres to provide a man with a good  income. V  Now that the possibilities of growing clover seed on the irrigated lands  of Southern Aiberta have been practically dcmicnstralcd, it will not be  long before every farmer in the dls~  triet is growing at Icar-t a few acres.  The demand for high-class'.seed is so  sreat, and likely to be g.cater in the  i!v:Liiro. that (ho dm ger of ca-'.ising a  jjlut cn the market is very remote,  find the grower can rely on good  r.'Yecr. There js litt'o doult that  within ���������the ne:-:t few r'-v- tho indus-  'vy ������������������,-;']] rz".'���������".?, ccn*'d r.vp.hle "ropori  ....... ���������.. r-....<���������...  i ������������������ ._.-.>^       > _^ wm  si  pifiBthrbb  THE ABBOTSFORD POST  I  Letter  Heads  Bill  Heads  Envelopes  State-  merits  Posters  Skipping  Visiting  Cards  Eta Etc.  paper finds the  eople  The Merchant who advertises his goods thereby shoWs  his confidence in them. His  advertisement is an invita-  tion to the people to test his  sincerity by testing his goods.  This paper has a bona fide  circulation and an advlin it  will reach the man who  spends his money in his own  province.  For Job Printing  This office is equipped with  an assortment of type and  paper that will insure a perfect and artistic piece of work.  When next you see a good,  well executed piece of printed  matter, whether it is business  stationery, pamphlet, booklet  or any of the numerous printed articles, examine it carefully and you will invariably  find that it is the prodract of  this office. The intelligent  Business Men, Farmer and.  Fruit Grower alike demands  receives  Dodgers  Loose  Leaves  Invoices  Price  Lists  Invitations  Receipts  Circulars  Meal  Tickets  Menus  Etc;  Etc.  1���������  Maple Ridge  At the regular meeting of the  the Maple Ridge Municipal council  on Saturday the tender for the construction of the Whoniiock Creek  bridge from Mayor D. Philipol., Bur-  naby at '$15110 was accepted. Another  tender from Mr. W. Miller was for  $1950. A building contract and a  bond-for its due execution will follow and then the yearned for union  of ihearts' between Raskin and  Whonnock, "as well as the bridging  of the physical void, will doubtless  be realized.  Mr.  Frank   Spink  offered   $20   an  .acre for five acnes facing the Lillooet  River, next Mr."   Coffin's    property.  Councillor Lilley and Best after discussion,- visited .:the  land  and  after  inspection   reported,   through   Coun.  the land was reasonably  in'acre and provided that  cciiGtvv.ctcd a road to  it  CY.pensc, tire deal wae re-  .    The  cout  of   fhe  trail  Best,  that  woi;th S2o ;  Mr,   Spin:-:  at his own  commended  i|i  road was estimated at $5 0 and the  whole price was therefore $17 5. if  was manifest that the desire of several- of the council was to let It go  at Mr, Spink's offer, $20, and .the  construction of the road, faking the  view that tho ground was stony and  sterile, and that it was tax sale land  Mr. .Spink did not get the land*   ,  After reading an explanatory letter from the ferestry department at  Victoria on the duties ai\d obligations ��������� of fire Avardens, a discussion  took-place in regard to the judiciousness of employing a man for the remainder of August and September to  regulate fire, permits in tho municipality and guard against outhreks of  lire generally. ' At present it appeared that the fire ranger drew his wages half from the government and  half from a iund contributed to by  the owners of timber limits. Consequently theiii o,bligtion*. were circumscribed by fires on government  lands or timber limits and the rangers were in no way bound, apart from  ���������common decency and ttho caution  inspired by the proximity of fires, to  help to suppress municipal fires in  bush or other lands.  Reeve Ansell suggested the employment of a man, a returned soldier if posible, for the remainder of  the season, -to issue tire permits after  careful- enquiry, in fact a municipal  fire warden. At present Constable  Pope did so but he had other duties  to perform, People were inclined  to see in an overcast sky safety . in  burning brush, and given favorable  atmospheric conditions the fire might  get away and sweep Haney out of  existence.  Coun. Lilley was against it on  principle." The Provincial Government should protect the settlers as  well as the capitalists who owned  timber  limits.  The reeve mildly pointed out that  the timber owners contributed 50  per cent to the cost of the fire ranging  besides  their taxes.  Coun. Dale mentioned as a curious  fact that the residents on the south  side of the Dewdney' trunk road  could light fire without a permit, a;  any time, but on the other-side were  forbidden without a permit.  It was ultimately decided to carry  on as at present for the rest of the  dry season.  Mr. G. O. Buchanan appeared a-  gain to request access to his property-  He had no outlet in any direction.  He understood that the matter had  been left in abeyance until funds  wero in an easier condition. Still he  ventured to suggest was it worth  while for the sake of $'100 to leave  him in his prosent condition? Spencers had offered a dyke road on  conditions of maintenance and he  was told they would grant an indemnity bond -relieving the municipality of any claim for .damage  through its breaking.  Reeve Ansell asked for delay until  September, when they would know  how they stood in relation to taxes  ���������pai*. They had boen recently saddled by the government with the up-  ke ep and repair of two bridges.  The majority of the council did  not like the dyke proposition. The  bridge idea was "the one that ���������commended Itself and Mr., .Buchanan  agreed to delay another month bo-  ore resuming the subject.  A Vancouver legal firm ��������� wrote  claiming $1500 damages cm behalf  of Mr. S. D. Cad man for an accident  n which lie sustained a broken leg  and for which he alleged fhe state of  the Ritchie road as the cause.  The letter was referred to the municipal'solicitors, several .councillors  disclaiming responsibility and professing to know the circumstances  which relieved them of legal liability, whilst' expressing personal sympathy with the injured man.  Two other letters from legal gentlemen menaced the council with actions for damages inflicted by the alleged diversion of a drain on to private property. These were also referred  to  the  solicitors.  A letter from a cartage and trans-  pert accosiation was read asking that  municipal  bridges should be so at  tended 10 as to stand more than a  ton load over the weight of tho vehicle. The council saw no reason to  alter their ' bridges capacity. They  were authorized to carry three tons.  li was resolved to call for tenders  for sixty yards of gravel for' the  1-1 amp ton   Laity   road. ���������  The Royal Financial Corporation  represented that tho Brunette Mill  Company's lands on the Lillooet .river were on the eve of extensive settlement and that $20,0 had been privately donated for roads. What was  the  municipality to, do on  it prt?  Coun. Adair voiced the' view of  t he council when he moved that the ���������  corporation be gritten to that the  ^Municipality would provide a road  for building materials whenever it  was needed by bona fide settlers.  Coun., Laity reported the result of  the deputation's waiting upon 'the'  government in regard to the Dewd-'  ncy Trunk and River reads. The;  government declined entering into  any agreement east of Ontario street  during the present fiscal year, which  ends in April 19 20. The gover'n-'  would keep up the east half of the-  River, road, and turn over to the  councl the rock piled up for the repair of the west half, and the council will maintain Ontario street to  Dewdney Trunk road. The government, will defray 50 per'cent of the  cost of repairing Kanaka Creek  bridge near Webster's Corners and  Albion  bridge. ��������� -     ...  They had the concession from  the government that when the quesr  Hon of the establishment of the  Trunk road comes up for settlement  the municipal councils of the Fraser  Valley   will   be   given   consideration.'  The    rural    route    mail    delivery  question  is  still  before  the  govern- ���������  mental   department   at   Ottawa   who  are  evidenty much  harassed  by  the  fact   that   tho  courier   may  have   to"  retrace his steps for a short distance  on   two  roads,  if  the  present  route  programme is approved. '    The communication was referred to the com-"  mittee of which Coun. Lilley is the  chairman.   . .'.''.  Mr. West    appeared    before , the  council in regard to the raising    of  the Weeks road, which could be of-'' '  fected at present advantageously, as  he was employing privately a dredge  on   a   private   dyke   in   the  vicinity.:'[  The project would be- mutually beneficial.    Couns. Lilley and Dale were  appointed to investigate and authorized to act if necessary.  <   The resignations of two road lore-  men, James Spopner, beats" 6 and 7,  and  J.  S.  Walker,  beat 8,  were  received and accepted. ~-, -.-  The Western Power "Company will  be taken to task over the lighting  west of Webstor's Corners, having  been out of commission for three  weeks.  BETTER BABIES' CONTEST  The Women's Institute have . arranged to have a Better Babies' Contest in connection with the Flower"  Show in the Library on Thursday,  August 1-lth at 2 p.m.' There will  be two divisions: Two months . to  twelve months, and from 12 months  to twenty-six months. Suitable  ���������prizes have been donated for this  contest.  The committee hopss that mothers will bring their babies and help  to make this our first contest a very  great success.  DIED  AT  NICOMEN      '  The funeral of the late Mrs. Nancy  Hamilton who died on Monday night  last, took place place to the.Hatzic  cemetery on Wednesday afternoon,  from the residence of her daughter,  Mrs. Alexander, Nicomen Island.  The deceased lady was 8-1 years of  ago on February 10th last, and only  this spring moved to Nicomen  Island from the Delta.  Rev. C. McDiarmid, of Mission City  had charge of the services.  The pallbearers were Messrs A.  Thompson, Threllfal, Murray, Handy  Worth nd Purdy.  Among the floral gifts were.  Wreath, Mr ad Mrs..Jo1in Wiley,  Vancouver; Wrcth, Mr. and Mrs. A.  Worth; Wreath, Mrs. Grnt; Wreath,  Miss Bessie Wilkinson; Wreath, Mr.  Green; Wreath, Mr. and Mrs. II. C.  Lively; Wreath Mr. and Mrs. Handy  Wreath from the Family; Wreath,  Edwin Barkley.  The Saxon Superlative sixty-six  and a sixth is on the road again.  Ye editor timed it this morning and  on high gear it , went abuot ten  feet In three minutes, but wait till it  gets on low gear.  The first number of the Cranbrook  Courier made its appearance last  week. As there is no name at its  masthead we do not know whom to  compliment upon its neat appearance.    Cranbrook  must  be  prosper-  centres of  Pre-cooled  by the car  Mercantile  thing for  the people this year and it is hoped  it is here to stay nd grow much larger, with branches all over the Fraser  Valley.  Hatzic is one of the  attraction  at'" this.time,  berries are being sent out  load lot.    The Friut and  Exchange lis been a great FAGK  SIX  THE ABBOTSP.ORfa'.POST,  ABBOTSFOKD,  B  i���������rim trn���������m i���������irnrir"~������mn im mmajjaa  THAN THE BEEF, PORK, VEAL anc other Fresh-Meals  Purchased from  . WHITE & CARMICHAEL  Successors to C. Sumner  GIVE VR A TRIAL FOR A MONTH AMD BE CONVINCED  TAYL0.1 ft-'KUKPHRE1  B.   (.'.    Phone ' ���������! 1.  Farmers'  Phone   1909  Abbotsford, B.C.  jlfl mm>i^vi)ifju{iaa.fmw.9''-������stxni!  License So. 9-J 2023  SB  (Late Henderson & Taylor)  CIVIL HXCilXKKliS & SUIIVKVOKS  Hox 11 Abbotsioi-rt, Ii. C. Phone SIX  in[ll[Bi:aai|[nBtrnaWfriflM������tt^  Dr.&A.Pollard  Dentist  - - - rt     -.- ��������� '������������������' ���������--'���������?'-~S',V  430 HASTINGS Street, W.  (Over  C.P.R.  Tide.   &  Tnl.   OIHcerf)  VANCOUVER        -        ������.c. ���������  It is nlw:i.vs well to write or phono  for  appointments  Your Buildings against Fire. Because rebuilding costs 100 per  cent more than a few years ago. Yet, Insurance rates have not  increased. ' .  wwrTO,ir.t.lfi.������uni������wiu������,i_u!mi������j  ,L. DASHWOt  H. O. HARTLEY, Abbotsford, B. C.  KoprcscntJJii*  Hoard  Companies  Only  JJIIAYAN   SI'KAKS   AT  SUMAS  ��������� -William Jennlng Bryan, three, or  more times deleted canddiate tor  the presidency of the United States  lectured at Sumas on Saturday last.  A lagre number of Canadians were  present and the Chautauqua tern  was lllled  to its  fullest capacity.    -  Dr Dal ton, of Sumas, introduced  the noted speaker. When'one has  seen Bryan face to face, watched his  unaffected delivery and manner, and  listened for two hours to his wonderful discourse, which without any fire-  eatinK, is at all times an argument  for the masses, one can understand  whv this man is called the great.  Commoner, why he retains his houl  on millions of Americans and why lie  is alwavs a presidental possibility,  ��������� for William Jennings Bryan is sincere  bis ideals, are, better conditions  for  the working man; and since they aro  now the law of the land, time has  proven that the majority of bold re  forms he advocated a quarter of a  century or more ago were right, but  not then understood. At the same  time one can readily understand why  Wil Ham Jennings Bryan has never  been president, for one thing he will  apparently not stand in with the  big corporations.  The principal part of Mr. Bryan's  lecture was devoted to ���������internal affairs of the United States, but lie  said many things of interest to Canadians, especially his most emphatic endofsation of good roads, which  he considers to be one of (he moat  important questions before the A-  merican people���������important because  the people are demanding good roads  from the Atlantic to the Pacific. He  said the most important question and  BARRISTER  and  SOLICITOR  300 Rogers Rldjr. Vancouver  Cosua&li S. Milton Price.  the most sacred duty of Hie nation  today was the rehabilitation of the  returned soldier. Next in importance  cme the good kkIs. Me appealed to  favor three good national "high ways  from ocean to ocean and feeders al  not more than twenty miles apart  from Canada to the southern limit:?.  Mr. Bryan said that he was i'.i)  years old and that time had taught  him that there were good. UcpuhMc-  an8���������nearly as good as the Deruo-  crt and that ho believed that it. was  impossible for any great reform  come to 'the people of th? L'iv  States without the co-operation  both  parties.    Going  back  over  to  led  of  I ho  reforms that had become'law in the  past 25 years he said that ill reformers need are, faith, in the prin  ciple of th>e reform advocated, and  next patience, and then more patience.  Mr. Bryan' announced that he^endorses government ownership of  railroads, telegraphs and telephones  'and i ointed out that the recent ?ov-  ernnieiii- operation of these utilities  was carried on under diflicuUies and  was net a fair test of  (!T,\n-.;:'Siiip.  The '.yay of Fundy Is famous for its  tides which are reputed to be the  highest in the world, and the variation in the harbor depth, owing to  the great rise and fall In the tides,  is from 20 feet at ordinary neap  tides to 2.8 feet of water at ordinary  spring tides. St. John is the winter  port of the C.P.R., and has splendid  facilities for handling ocean traffic.  The harbor is entered from two  channels, the east channel being  used for large vessels and that on  the west side for smaller craft..  Numerous large berths stand in the  harbor and alongside them there are  many capacious warehouses and  seme big grain elevators. The war  has stimulated .shipbuilding in St.  John.  The chief attraction  for the tourist to St.. John Is the Reversible Falls,  a   curious   phenomenon   due   to   the  (Treat tides.    When the tide of Fundy  Bay is low the waters of the St. John  river  pour   under the treat  railway  bridge In  the form of rapids.      But  when    the    tide   begins    to    rise    it  forces    back     the    current   of    tho  river   and   gushes   up  into   its  bedj  with great force.   This continues tin- |  tit full   tide.    Then  as  the  tide   recedes, the immense volume of water  in the bed of the rivnr dashes to the  Bay In a massive  whirling sheet of  foam.    At low tide the piled up waters of the river are���������'higher than the  sea,  and  at high   tide the incoming  flood of the Bay of Fundy is higher  than the river.   That is tho explanation'of the,.phenomenon.    It is on.  ar certain periods of Ihe day that the  falls may be seen at their best.   The  river is deep, hut no boat, however i  large, dare venture on these wato-'r:  bli'nn they are falling.   Small brats  (1) The Reversible Fails at St. John N.  (2) -Martallo Tower, St. John, N.B.  zo up and down tho river at opportune times when the waters are ir  their mildest rr.cods.  Lancaster Heights overlook the  port of St. John, and it Is here that  Martello tower stands. This tower  was built over a century ago as a  watch tower over the harbor.  Since the Canadian Pacific Railway has taken over the hotel at  Dighy. Nova Scotia, known as "The  Pines." there Is likely to be an in-  rrrnncd influx of visitors to the Land  of Evangeline in the future. Before  crossing (ho Bay of Fundy from New  Uruuawlr.ii to Dig'by there is a giea',  ""Either our bread"oT'our buns are' delightful for sandwiches, in fixing up a basket of lunch for a picnic or other form of  outing. They satisfy that healthy appetite .which is developed by contact with  nature and give you strength with which  to .endure fatigue: You will want to take  along some knicknacks .in the form o.  cakes and the like with which our pastrj  counter always abounds. Try us for the  next  picnic.  License  >'o.   8-88038     ���������  License   No.   5-1088  LEE,   Grocer   and   BaKer  a&rii'ilnn i5fl������Ma������j^������iyiw������a������WU������Ll������;iJ?1 '*���������  government  'deal to interest, the traveller In tho  City of St. .John, tho commercial  capital of New Brunswick. St. John  has a population of 61,000. The city  takes lis name from the St. John  river which was discovered by Cham-  plain and de Monts on June 24th,  1C04, the feast day of St. John of  P&trnos. No permanent settlement  was made until 1783. when 3,000  United Empire Loyalists, who had  refused to take the oath of allegiance  to the United Slater, after tho War  of Indepr".1.rlence, made their homes  at the mouth of the St. John river,  and founded tho city. ..   .   -.'  ee me  now about that Insurance  E x LIFE  I have a large;and������sp!endid supply of  Raspberry .Ganes for sale>t low prices.  Finest quality. $13  Abbotsford  CHEA  On the claim that it is "Cheaper Advertising" than  newspaper advertising, a good many unnecessary advertising schemes are sold to business men.  The plans for buying are usually made in the home at  the warm fireside, not when the family is on an amusement jaunt.  Supplementary advertising includes all advertising  i utBIde of newspaper advertising.  uexa  Farmers' and Travelers  trade solicited.  Newly Furnished  Thoroughly Modern  M.   MURPHY.  PROPRIETCH  HUNTINGDON, B' C.  Now is the time to get your supply of Butter Wrappers for  summer months.  -  Get them at BATES' PRINTING OFFICE.  ,


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